Commercial Law and Cannabis

Ok. Yet another <sigh> regulatory commentary. I think this should finally put a stake through the heart of what’s been coming through my window at night. Honest. Stop here if you don’t need (yet again) to hear me go off about this. But like when your bosses’ dog is humping your leg at the company picnic, you gotta find a way to get it off of you without smacking it’s nose……and this is the way for me to get it done. I had a brief chat with a guy (@SteveTransform) on Twitter, and he’s largely what I see as an apologist for bad policy…

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Bubbles and Baths

Hey, have you heard about the housing bubble? Sure you have. It's a phrase that's only two words, but it implies an event (bubbles burst!), and is emotive: because it refers to our own home. Our 'safe place'. It's personal.‎It's a term that's been hoisted up like a for sale sign on the front lawn for years now.  ‎ And same as inte‎rest rate yields, the same people who are either peddling an opinion, or just repeating what they've already been sold, it's usually coupled with the words: "it just can't exist for much longer".10 years after the mortgage/lending clusterfuck ‎that revealed that more than…

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Pumps, Dumps, and Ordering Groceries Online

One of the features of emergent sectors in the stock market is the ‘pump’. You’ll hear it alot. psst…I’ve heard that…. It won’t sound like that. It'll sound more like: “These guys have it together”. Big gainz ahead”. “I’m comfortable with them”. “Steady hands”. “Weak hands”. “Strong management here”. You get the idea. It’ll sound whatever it needs to sound like to make a pitch. It’s the same as getting a tip to box a triactor, or wheeling one to the board. Don’t know those phrases? I grew up with them in my formative years. My uncle liked the ponies. A couple of Saturdays…

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The Difference Between Trading and Investing

Trading is supposed to make money. So is investing. That's why we do it. They share the same end goal, but they are different by nature of the risks involved.By trading, you take a position to get price exposure, within an expected holding period, with defined expectation of return.By investing, your goal is to preserve capital, and to be compensated for the risk that some of it may be lost.These sometimes cross over, and are far too often used interchangeably.If nothing else, the Dive Bar Pub Crawl should show the difference clearly.A mutt might go up in value alot, but it doesn't make it…

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Guide to Retail Investing – Part II

I’ve recently thought about the Aesop fable: ‘The Boy who Cried Wolf.Cool story. And most of us learn the typical take-away: “if you're known to lie, no one will believe you when you’re telling the truth.”It also gave us the idiom ‘to cry wolf’.A different take on it might be that the moral of the story is: “You should never tell the same lie twice.”That’s a quality in a good huckster.Lay it out for the audience you’re currently in front of, and pivot to a different pitch when you’re in front of another.Depending on whose wallets you’re trying to lighten on that particular day,…

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